Judge J. Bradford McCullough

Judge J. Bradford McCullough is a graduate of McDaniel College and the University of Baltimore School of Law. He began his legal career as the law clerk for the Honorable Theodore G. Bloom of the Appellate Court of Maryland. After his clerkship during that court’s 1983-84 term, he joined a prestigious Montgomery County law firm and started his practice as a litigation and trial lawyer. For the twenty-five years immediately before his appointment to the bench, Judge McCullough was a principal with the Bethesda-based firm of Lerch, Early & Brewer, Chtd. At that firm, he was a member of the litigation group, where he focused on business and commercial litigation, including breach of contract cases, corporate disputes, and fraud cases. He headed that firm’s appellate practice, handling family, criminal, corporate, and land use cases. He briefed and argued many cases in Maryland’s two appellate courts, as well as cases in federal appellate courts. He was also counsel in countless trial court cases, including high-stakes business matters in the Circuit Court for Montgomery County and federal courts. He was consistently included in Best Lawyers in America in the areas of appellate practice and commercial litigation. He was just as consistently named as a Super Lawyer in Maryland and D.C. He currently chairs the Litigation Section Council of the Maryland State Bar Association and has held other leadership positions in both the Maryland State Bar Association and the Bar Association of Montgomery County. He was named as a “Bar Leader” by the Association of Montgomery County Judge McCullough is also active in the community. He is currently a member of the Vestry of an Episcopal Church and has long been active in Interfaith Works, serving various stints on that nonprofit’s Board of Directors, including two turns as Board Chair.


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